22 Mar 2021

SmartSat announces appointment of new Chief Research Officer Dr Carl Seubert

SmartSat has appointed an Australian Senior Engineer from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to accelerate Australia’s leading space R&D program.

Australia’s rapidly emerging space sector has received a major boost with the appointment of a leading Aerospace Engineer previously involved in high profile NASA space missions including the recent rover landing on Mars.

In a move that will substantially strengthen Australia’s space sector, Dr Carl Seubert, a Senior Aerospace Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has been appointed as the Chief Research Officer at SmartSat CRC. 

Dr Seubert’s appointment will accelerate SmartSat’s R&D program by driving innovation in the space sector and bolstering collaboration between Australian companies and global space organisations. He has been a key figure in high profile NASA missions including the Perseverance rover landing on Mars in February.  Dr Seubert’s expertise and leadership will turbocharge Australia’s space capability as it strives to become a leading player in space exploration.

Read the full Media Release here.